Middleton v Fowler and Others: 1795

For the master to be liable the servant’s act had to be within the area of the authority given to him.


Holt CJ


[1795] EngR 2573, (1795) 1 Salk 282, (1795) 91 ER 247 (C)




England and Wales

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CitedMohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc SC 2-Mar-2016
The claimant had been assaulted and racially abused as he left a kiosk at the respondent’s petrol station by a member of staff. A manager had tried to dissuade the assailant, and the claim for damages against the supermarket had failed at first . .
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Vicarious Liability

Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.354918